Thursday 28 November 16:30 - 18:30

Waterfront Solicitors
14 Weller Street

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HR Seminar: Employer References

Business & Professional

How employers deal with references has changed significantly over the years and post-GDPR there is now a lot to consider when navigating the law in this area.

Waterfront’s employment team have more than 15 years’ experience of advising both employers and employees through-out their working relationships. They will share with you their practical experience when it comes to references and guide you through this often misunderstood area of HR practice.

The session will cover:

  • Can I still ask for references after GDPR?
  • What am I allowed to ask?
  • What if the reference is not accurate?
  • Can I still give a reference after GDPR? If so, what can I say and what should be avoided?
  • When I am obliged to give a reference?
  • Other pre-employment checks: health questions and criminal records

The training will be followed by a Q&A session.


  • 4.30pm Registration
  • 5.00pm Seminar starts
  • 5.40pm Q&A
  • 6.00pm Networking and drinks

Who should attend?

  • HR directors/advisors
  • Data protection officers
  • Compliance officers
  • Financial directors
  • Office managers
  • Anyone who deals with HR
  • Please note this event is not open to other law firms.

Who are the Waterfront Employment Law team?

The team offers commercial advice to businesses on the full range of HR issues including redundancies, unfair and wrongful dismissals claims, discrimination, grievance and disciplinary procedures, TUPE, staff handbooks, contracts of employment, restrictive covenants and their enforcement, settlement agreements and the employment aspects of corporate reorganisations.

The team’s clients are found primarily in the retail and technology sectors, including a number of well-known brands.

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Places are limited, to apply for a place please email [email protected] with job title and company.

We have a breakfast seminar on these topics on Thurs 14th Nov, please see details here.


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